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Israel Folau - should he have been signed?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MAGAorMIGA, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Catalan Dragons have signed Israel Folau on a one-year contract:

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2...ain-to-sign-for-catalans-dragons-rugby-league

    Folau had been sacked following his post on Instagram that hell awaits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers” and others, which he said represented his sincerely held religious beliefs and that he did not intend to offend anyone. Folau said "he wanted all Australians to know that he does not condone discrimination of any kind against any person on the grounds of their sexuality and that he shares Rugby Australia’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity,”

    Folau claimed he was "sacked for practising religion" when his contract was ripped up by Rugby Australia, and went on to imply that the bushfires were God's punishment for legalising same-sex marriage and abortion.

    Should Catalan Dragons have signed someone with such controversial views?
     
  2. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    No. He also sounds like a right hypocrite when he says he shares Rugby Australia’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity but comes out with all the other comments.
     
  3. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Lead commenter

    Yes he should not be denied employment on the basis of thought crime. Potentially everybody holds views that are "controversial" to somebody else.
     
    xmal likes this.
  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Would make an ideal Tory MP
     
    catmother and Morninglover like this.
  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    One of those Tory MPs that introduced same-sex marriage?
     
  6. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Love Wigan's response.
     
  7. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Level 99 shithousery from Wigan:
    Wigan Warriors have responded to Catalans' capture of controversial Israel Folau by making their match against the team Pride Day. ... Folau was sacked for writing a 'warning' to 'drunks, homosexuals and adulterers' among others that they were going to hell.

    Well done Wigan. What a clown.

    [​IMG]

    Oh dear.
     
  8. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Whilst his views are 100% barking, has he actually broken any laws? If not, surely he should be allowed to ply his trade?
     
  9. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Wigan didn't respond to that signing - they had already decided to make that match 'Pride Day' BEFORE Folau was signed by Catalan Dragons;

    News of the deal came shortly after an announcement by Wigan Warriors that their match against Catalans at the DW Stadium on 22 March will be "Pride Day".

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/51282586
     
  10. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    The Lord works in mysterious ways
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    He has a sense of humour!
     

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